Peer Gynt

Author: Henrik Ibsen  | Date: 1867


[Night. An encampment of Moroccan troops on the edge of the

desert. Watchfires, with SOLDIERS resting by them.]

A SLAVE [enters, tearing his hair].

Gone is the Emperor’s milk-white charger!

ANOTHER SLAVE [enters, rending his garments].

The Emperor’s sacred robes are stolen!

AN OFFICER [enters].

A hundred stripes upon the foot-soles

for all who fail to catch the robber!

[The troopers mount their horses, and gallop away in every



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Chicago: Henrik Ibsen, "Scene Third," Peer Gynt Original Sources, accessed October 2, 2023,

MLA: Ibsen, Henrik. "Scene Third." Peer Gynt, Original Sources. 2 Oct. 2023.

Harvard: Ibsen, H, 'Scene Third' in Peer Gynt. Original Sources, retrieved 2 October 2023, from